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What has seven letters, is greater than God, Preceeded God, is

more evil than the devil. Poor people have it, rich people need it, and if you eat it, you will DIE?

(4160 miles) long, the Nile River is the longest river on earth!

The volcanic rock known as pumice is the only rock that can float in water. Mt. Everest is the highest mountain on earth, its peak reaches 8,848 metres (29028 feet) above sea level.

The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. They can reach a top speed of around 113 km per hour.

The worlds largest desert is the Sahara, it covers about one third of Africa!

The earth isn't perfectly round, it is slightly fattened at the north and south poles.

Scientists have the dated the Earth as being between 4 and 5 billion years old!

Stretching out to an impressive length of 6696 kilometres

Talc is the softest mineral found on Earth, reaching just 1 on Mohs scale of hardness,

it is often used to make talcum powder.

Although earthquakes can be deadly, most are very small and not even felt by humans.

*The Sun is over 300000 times larger than earth.

Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system with a surface temperature of over 450 degrees celcius.

Many scientists believe that an asteroid impact caused the extinction of the dinosaurs around 65 million years ago. The Solar System formed around 4.6 billion years ago.

The Moon appears to have more craters and scars than Earth because it has a lot less natural activity going on, the Earth is constantly reforming its surface through earthquakes, erosion, rain, wind and plants growing on the surface, while the moon has very little weather to alter its appearance.

Saturn isn't the only ringed planet, other gas giants such as Jupiter, Uranus and

Neptune also have rings, they are just less obvious.

Footprints and tyre tracks left behind by astronauts on the moon will stay there forever as there is no wind to blow them away.

The first man made object sent into space was in 1957 when the Russian satellite named Sputnik was launched.

In 2006, astronomers changed the definition of a planet. This means that Pluto is now referred to as a dwarf planet.

Because of lower gravity, a person who weighs 100kg on earth would only weigh 38kg on the surface of Mars.

It is because of the Sun & Moons gravity that we have high & low tides.

Jupiter's 4 biggest moons are named Europa, Ganymede, Callisto and Io.

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different. You cannot sneeze with your eyes open. It is impossible for a solar eclipse to last for more than 7 minutes 58 seconds. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. Everyone is colourblind at birth. A day on the planet Mercury is twice as long as its year. Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.

Did you know that it's pretty much impossible to fold any piece of paper in half more than 8 or 9 times? Give it a try!

Most of the dust in your home is actually dead skin! Yuck!

Although the Stegosaurus dinosaur was over 9 metres long, its brain was only the size of a walnut.

Butterflies taste food by standing on top of it! Their taste receptors are in their feet unlike humans who have most on their tongue.

Humans get a little taller in space because there is no gravity pulling down on them. Rabbits and parrots can see behind themselves without even moving their heads!

The trickiest tongue twister in the English language is apparently "Sixth sick sheiks sixth sheeps sick". Give it a try and see for yourself.

The common cold is a type of virus.

Wearing headphones for just one hour will multiply the number of bacteria in your ear 700 times.

Born on July 5th 1996, Dolly the sheep was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell.